Explosion Accidents Call for Representation by Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
“Accident” is really a euphemism. The truth is, people become usually injured because someone, somewhere chose to violate a safety rule. When someone chooses to violate a safety rule and someone is injured, that is not “accident.” It is important to hold those who cause injury accountable to prevent others from repeating the conduct. This way, the community is made safer.
Explosion “accidents” are no different. They usually have serious and devastating consequences, and as such, require experienced personal injury lawyers to identify where the system broke down. The NJ injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm P.C. have experience in handling cases related to explosion accidents, which are often complex in nature due to varying defendants, the investigation required to identify the source of the explosion, and the limited time to protect and gather evidence.
Explosions and Fire / Burn Related Personal Injuries
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) reports that in 2008 over 3,000 Americans died as a result of a fire and close to 17,000 Americans were injured also as a result of fire. Many of these fires are caused by explosions, and some of the largest fire losses are related to explosions. One of the most common causes of accidental death in the United States is fires and related burn injuries.
Explosions are all too often the cause of wrongful death or catastrophic personal injury – the severity similar to what is experienced in combat. Injuries are often life threatening and life altering leaving victims with a long and hard emotional and physical recovery. An experienced injury attorney can analyze the facts and help make up for the harms and losses sustained by holding those who violated safety rules accountable.
Injuries related to explosion accident and subsequent fires include but are not limited to:
- Serious Burns
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Blunt Trauma
- Penetrating Injuries
- Blast Lung
Causes of Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Related to Explosion Accidents
Explosion accidents can occur in both the home or work environment, as well as in vehicles and aircraft. While the majority of personal injury caused by explosion accidents occur in the work or industrial environment, they also occur in the home. Explosions in the home can be related to defective wiring and/or electrical installations, defective products / appliances, faulty smoke detectors, broken furnaces, gas stoves, propane tanks and gas leaks.
Explosions in the work place occur in various settings including office buildings, industrial plants, construction sites, chemical plants, oil or gas facilities, and manufacturing plants and can be caused by:
- OSHA Violations
- Defective Wiring / Electrical Installations
- Defective Products or Equipment (e.g., welding torches, power tools)
- Flammable / Chemical Dust
- Malfunctioning Heating Equipment
- Explosive Chemical Combinations
- Failure to Provide Adequate Safety Information or Education
- Gas Leaks
Truck, car or motorcycle accidents creating gas explosions are also a cause of serious personal injury.
Gas Explosion Accidents | Gas Explosion Lawyers for the Injured
Natural gas and propane gas leaks in a home or work setting can be deadly. When a gas leak occurs and is undetected it can result in a gas explosion and fire that often times demolish the property as well as cause serious personal injury to occupants.
Typically, gas explosions, either natural or propone, occur when a gas leak is combined with a spark. Since gas tanks and related equipment are intended to be leak proof, it is likely that if a leak occurred – negligence has occurred. The negligence could be related to the design or manufacturing of the equipment, the method or accuracy of installation of the equipment, inadequate safety/township inspection or faulty repair or maintenance efforts performed after installation. It is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable, experienced attorney, such as those at the Clark Law Firm, P.C., if you have been the victim of a gas explosion to ensure your case is investigated properly and the appropriate parties are held accountable for their negligence.
Investigation Is Important in an Explosion Accident Case
The chances success in your personal injury claim may depend on how quickly you contact a personal injury attorney to begin the investigation process. Although the sooner you contact a qualified personal injury lawyer for any personal injury claim the better, in explosion accident cases it is imperative. Acting expeditiously is crucial for several reasons. The explosions themselves, as well as the fires that frequently follow the explosions, destroy evidence related to the cause of the explosion and therefore the responsible party. The experienced personal injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm P.C., act quickly and work with investigators and industrial engineers as reasonably necessary to ensure evidence is preserved and identified. This helps to uncover what the cause of the explosion accident was so the proper party can be held accountable to make up for your harms and losses, including pain, suffering and possible loss of income.
Defendants can include, but are not limited to, property owners, business managers, construction companies, maintenance crews, townships, defective products manufacturers and utility companies. All too often the defendant attempts to divert fault to other parties that may have been related to or in contact with the explosion site at some point. Typically part of the defense process includes insurance companies and/or defense lawyers performing their own investigation and/or utilizing experts to redirect the negligence to another party, sometimes even placing blame on the injured. In some cases several parties can actually be held accountable for the accident – for example, the defective product manufacturer, the township for the inadequate safety inspection / permit approval for installation, as well as the maintenance worker who did not detect the defect. The NJ personal injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, P.C. have the experience and resources to investigate your case and protect your rights.
Explosion Accident Compensation
The NJ lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, P.C., understand the complexities of explosion accidents, as well as the devastating personal injuries and wrongful death that can result and affect you and/or your family. We will file wrongful death cases on behalf of the victims who have lost family members in an explosion accident.
If victims survive an explosion accident, their injuries are too often life altering. The emotional component of these accidents are tremendous and all consuming, and the recovery is often long and painful. However, the legal aspects should be addressed without needless delay so that you and/or your family are protected and compensated for your possible pain and suffering, injuries including disfigurement or disability, lost earnings, possible lost earning potential and your mounting current and future medical expenses. You can focus on your healing and recovery while the personal injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, P.C. focus on the legal process and your best interests.